Boatmakers shore up Midlands manufacturing scene

Falcon Boats employee Jonathan Gibson works on a boat in the company’s factory in Newberry. (Photo/Jeff Blake)Two recently launched businesses are spearheading the revitalization of the Midlands’ marine industry: Sea Pro Boats has been operating in Whitmire since fall, and marine startup Falcon Boats began operations in Newberry in March. They represent a resurgence in S.C. industry and the overall recovery from the Great Recession, which hit luxury markets such as boating particularly hard. Read More...

Aiken, Union counties achieve Work Ready status

This brings the S.C. Work Ready Communities total to 44 counties, the most in the nation. National Career Readiness Certificates are accepted by 10,000 employers nationwide as a reliable verification of work skills. Read More...

SCE&G seeks to fix costs on V.C. Summer projects

The SCANA Corp. subsidiary filed petition to fix costs and update the construction schedule for two Westinghouse AP1000 reactor units being built at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. Once approved by Santee Cooper and the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, all substantial remaining project costs will be fixed as of June 30. Read More...

Fireflies Prince tribute night set for June 9

Players will wear Prince tribute jerseys, a tribute band will perform and postgame fireworks will have a purple theme. The late singer, who would have turned 58 on June 7, donated $250,000 to a Columbia children’s charity in 2011. Read More...

Columbia, Charlotte airports brace for busy Memorial Day weekend

Dan Mann - airport story art 5-26Charlotte Douglas International Airport has taken steps, including hiring 40 workers to expedite the check-in process, to keep up with holiday traffic expected to grow 6% from last year. Columbia Metropolitan Airport has, for the most part, avoided the problems that have plagued larger cities despite increased passenger volume.  Read More...


Five Points receives five recycling bins

recycling photo 5-26A $5,000 grant from Palmetto Pride will place 13 new bins in Columbia’s three hospitality districts. The Vista and Main Street will receive bins in the coming weeks. Read More...

Lockwood appointed COO of Colliers South Carolina

David Lockwood, executive vice president of Colliers International South Carolina, has been with the company for almost 30 years and is responsible for the Columbia office’s brokerage operations. He also leads the company’s statewide Research, Marketing and Technology departments. Read More...